KARACHI - Tension gripped various City areas after an activist of Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STPP) was killed and 8 others sustained injuries in a clash at the opening ceremony of the party office in Mobina Town police precincts here on Saturday. Juma Khan alias Juman Ghutko, STPP president of Gulistan-e-Jauhar, with his six other workers was injured at Chappal Garden located at Abul Hassan Isphahani Road, Sohrab Goth. The area is a strong hold of Awami National Party (ANP). ANP clashed with the STPP over the opening of latters party office. Resultantly party activists of STPP sustained injuries and taken to the hospital where Juman Ghutko died during treatment. Following the incident, armed miscreants torched 8 vehicles including two buses, two cars and four motorcycles while some shops have also been set on fire in Gulstan-e-Jauhar, Safura Chowk, Ghaghar Phattak and other City areas. Firing was continued in the dominate areas of STPP and ANP. Traffic was not allowed at Abul Hassan Isphahani Road, Gauhar More and Safura Chowk where enraged people pelted stones on passing vehicles and disturbed the public and private life. The STPP has announced a three-day mourning in Sindh following the killing of his worker. SP Gulshan Town Arib Mehar, when contacted, said one Jumman Ghutko sustained injuries during the clash between two groups on Friday night and died in a local hospital on Saturday morning after which angry protestors turned violent and torched eight vehicles. He said that the incident occurred between two groups of Sindhi and Pashtu-speaking political groups over opening party office at Chappal Garden. He said when the victim, Juman along with his comrades, reached there where unidentified suspects opened indiscriminate fire on them. Resultantly, at least seven people including police personnel of Sohrab Goth police station sustained injuries and shifted to local hospital. The injured cop was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. However, eyewitnesses said that the clash occurred between Sindh Peoples Forum backed by Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party and Pukhtun Students Federation, in which seven people including a policeman sustained injuries. The spokesman of ANP said that his party was not involved in the clash. He said the involved activists of Pukhtun Students Federation were not affiliated with ANP. Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) leader Dr Safdar Sarki, when contacted, said that it was a conspiracy against Sindhi-speaking people in Karachi. We strongly condemn this violent incident and support the three-day mourning of STPP. The situation was tense in Sachal Goth, Safura Goth, Steel Town areas and other areas dominated by Sindhi-speaking population, where shops were closed and traffic remained thin.